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Celebrating 15 Years of Innovation in Science & Technology

January 17–20, 2020

Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Orlando Science Center


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2020 International SeaPerch Challenge

Dates: May 29 – 31, 2020

Location: University of Maryland, Eppley Recreation Center, 4128 Valley Drive College Park, MD 20742

Regional Competitions:

2020 FAU SeaPerch Regional Qualifier Competition

Boca Raton, FL


2020 Greater Tampa Bay SeaPerch Regional

Clearwater, FL


2020 SeaPerch Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL



The Florida Engineering Education Conference (FEEC) has been hosted by the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of Central Florida since it began in 2006. An event that has been described as unique in the state of Florida, the FEEC strives to bridge the engineering workforce and the academic sector through a series of workshops, hands-on activities, and networking sessions. In 2014, the topic was broadened beyond the typical engineering disciplines to address a more comprehensive STEM agenda.

The Center for Initiatives in STEM, in conjunction with our industry partners, is planning to host the 2020 FEEC at the UCF Student Union on March 6, 2020.




Team Orlando, with National Center for Simulation (NCS) support, will be conducting a Student Day on February 19, 2020. This will be the second such offering, following last year’s very successful event.

Student Day features high school and technical school students demonstrating Modeling and Simulation (M&S) projects that are of interest to and potentially of value to industry, academia and government. Demonstrations will take place on 19 February 2020, 9:00am-2:00pm, in the Central Florida Research Park, Partnership III Building, Conference Rooms 321A & B. There is no cost to attend or for students to demonstrate at this special event.

High schools throughout Florida have been invited to participate. As background information, there are over 8,000 Florida students taking courses in M&S to include gaming, animation and visualization. Students enrolled in M&S programs throughout the state understand and use the same software building blocks used by the simulation industry (Maya, Inventor, Unity, Blender, Unreal, etc.). This experience, coupled with the M&S Certification, gives students the skill set necessary to qualify for internships and entry level positions within the industry.

Projects to be demonstrated are integral to the coursework consistent with the State of Florida Department of Education M&S or related curriculum. Schools will send teams of up to 6 students who worked on the project during the school year. They will compete for prizes to be awarded to the schools (and students) to support M&S curricula. Student Day attendees from various organizations will vote on the merits of the projects, leading to awards.

The Team Orlando M&S Student Day gives members of government, academia and industry an opportunity to witness the capabilities of today’s student, recognize the initiatives in place to develop the future workforce, and it provides a forum for student teams to display and present the results of their hard work. Student presentation skills will be “sharpened” for this event. The NCS Board of Directors and President/CEO George Cheros strongly support this event.

The announcement for this event, sent to the school districts, advises students and school administrators to contact their school district for more information and/or visit this NCS website:




Robotic Mining Competition (RMC)

RMC: Lunabotics 2020
This competition is a full-on engineering exercise where students receive practical experience in the full engineering lifecycle process from concept development to system closeout.

May 18-22, 2020
Astronauts Memorial Foundation
Center for Space Education
Kennedy Space Center, Florida

The US Army Central Florida Engineering Internship

Apply For The Internship


Due Date is 1 May

The US Army Central Florida Engineering Internship is intended to be a practical approach for mentoring high school students in developing and incorporating processes needed for successful project development.  The conceptual tool-sets that are presented:

  • Technical Evaluation
  • Program Management
  • Individual Development

After completing the building of the Sea Perch (our submersible ROV), students will use their experience and ingenuity to create a beneficial modification through the standard design process. The project will include the development of a CAD project for an enhancement to the base design of the Sea Perch. This new design enhancement will then be prototyped using the MakerBot. The students will complete the project by implementing and testing their new designs.
This project will facilitate the “Concept to Implementation” experience for the engineering interns.

Abdul Siddiqui

Engineering Mentor

US Army PEO STRI – STEM Coordinator


Upcoming STEM Events Include:

  • Orange County Public Schools Outreach




1.     Lego Jr. League    (K-4th Grade)
2.     Lego League   (4-8th Grade) ]  this Saturday, 8 Feb20 Lake Brantley High School
3.     FTC   (8-12th Grade)  

FIRST – Space Coast League

League Championship on February 1, 2020.

FIRST – Telsa League

January 26th – Tesla Judgement Day – Forest Lake Academy <Charity Collection Item – School Supplies & New Socks>
February 2nd – Tesla League Championship “Panther Prowl” – Forest Lake Academy <Charity Collection Item – Non-Perishable Food & Toiletries>



  • CFL County Science Fairs

To sign up to judge, please click on the link toregister < Caution- >  (google form): Caution- < Caution- >  .
Rachel Novella, M.Sc., M.A.T.
High School Science Specialist
Director, Seminole County Regional Science, Math, & Engineering Fair
Seminole County Public Schools  




  • Odyssey of the Mind Magic Center Region

  • Anna Long, Esq
  • Judges Training Saturday, February 8, 2020 Toho HS Anna Long, Esq
  • Regional Tournament- Saturday, February 22, 2020  Toho HSAnna Long, Esq 
  • State Tournament-Saturday, April 11, 2020  OCCC South Concourse  Anna Long, Esq 




  • SECME Regional Competition

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 @UCF
  • Engineer Juan   CFL STREAMer Chair
  • Renee Johnston   , UCF K-12 Coordinator


  • Central Regional at Ocoee High School, Orlando-February 15, 2020
  • Eastern Regional at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona-February 15, 2020
  • North Regional at University of Florida, Gainesville-January 18, 2020
  • April 11, 2020– Elementary Science Olympiad at UCF in Orlando
  • April 18, 2020– Elementary Science Olympiad at Moss Park Elementary in Orlando
  • May 2, 2020– Elementary State Tournament at UCF in Orlando


  • Engineers’ Week

  • February 16-22, 2020
  • Lecture at UCF



  • Central Florida Regional Tournament- Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • Ben Pernezny, PE, FES  
  • Forest,Amber Gartner, PE, FES